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Publication Date: 20 Aug 2015
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Author: Andrew Louth
ISBN-13: 9780281071272, 9780281071289

Modern Orthodox Thinkers

By Andrew Louth
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Starting with the influence of the Philokalia in nineteenth-century Russia, the book moves through the Slavophiles, Solov´ev, Florensky in Russia and then traces the story through the Christian intellectuals exiled from Stalin’s Russia—Bulgakov, Berdyaev, Florovsky, Lossky, Lot-Borodine, Skobtsova—and a couple of theologians outside the Russian world: the Romanian Staniloae and the Serbian Popovich, both of whom studied in Paris.

Andrew Louth then considers the contributions of the second generation Russians – Evdokimov, Meyendorff, Schmemann – and the theologians of Greece from the sixties onwards—Zizioulas, Yannaras, and others, as well as influential monks and spiritual elders, especially Fr Sophrony of the monastery in Essex and his mentor, St Silouan. The book concludes with an illuminating chapter on Metropolitan Kallistos and the theological vision of the Philokalia.
About the Author
Andrew Louth is Professor Emeritus of Patristic and Byzantine Studies at Durham University, and also Visiting Professor of Eastern Orthodox Theology at the Amsterdam Centre of Eastern Orthodox Theology (ACEOT), in the Faculty of Theology, the Free University, Amsterdam. He is the author of many books, including Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology (SPCK, 2013).
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This is a truly excellent introduction, full of memorable passages, and ideal for anyone who has wondered about Orthodoxy and wishes to have its main features explained.

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